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Apply on-line now for Colorado Firecamp's upcoming S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws classes:

  • May 22-25, 2017 or
    (8:00 am Mon.  5:00 pm Thur.
    )
  • June 12-15, 2017
    (8:00 am Mon..  5:00 pm Thur..)
  • July 6-9, 2017
    (8:00 am Thur.  5:00 pm Sun.)
  • Aug. 7-10, 2017
    (8:00 am Mon.  5:00 pm Thur.)
  • Aug. 24-27, 2017
    (8:00 am Thur.  5:00 pm Sun.)
  • Sept. 14-17, 2017
    (8:00 am Thur.  5:00 pm Sun.)

Cost: $625 includes tuition, meals & lodging.


What to Bring to Class

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)


MTDC Chain Saw Training

Felling Boss Training


Little Grass Valley Tree Felling Accident FLA — August, 2009

Freeman Reservoir tree felling fatality, 72-hour report & OSHA citation — June, 2009

Storm Mountain Ranch tree felling accident, OSHA citation — May, 2009

Andrew Palmer Fatality, Dutch Creek Incident, — June, 2008

OSHA citations

Volusia County Tree Felling Fatality
Scene Pictures — November, 2007

Big Creek Fire Accident — August, 2006


NWCG Hazard Tree and Tree Felling Task Group — link to hazard tree safety information


USFS Region 2 letter to Sen. Udall, re: S-212 cutting area — June, 2009

CSFS Faller Qualification Guidelines — May, 2006

USFS Region 2 Chainsaw Policy — February, 2005

S-235 Felling Boss Training, Issue Paper #12 — January, 1996


Wildland Fire Chain Saw Glossary — S-212 Pre-course work


 

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Inspection Number: 312422207
Inspection Dates: 07/26/2008 - 07/31/2008
Issuance Date: 06/22/2009

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Notice of Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Conditions

Company Name:    U.S. FOREST SERVICE SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST
Inspection Site:       Iron Complex, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Junction City, CA 96048

Citation 1 Item 1     Type of Violation: Serious

29 CFR 1910.266(d)(2)(i): The number of first aid kits and the content of each kit did not reflect the degree of isolation, the number of employees, and the hazards reasonably anticipated at the work site:

  1. U.S. Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Iron Complex Fire: The Forest Service failed to ensure that acceptable numbers and types of first-aid supplies were provided to fire fighters engaged in tree felling operations. On July 25, 2008, a fire fighter was severely injured and bleeding profusely and adequate medical supplies were not immediately available.

ABATEMENT VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Date By Which Violation Must be Abated:                           07/25/2009


Citation 1 Item 2     Type of Violation: Serious

29 CFR 1910.266(h)(1)(iv): Employee(s) approached a feller closer than two tree lengths of trees being felled, without the feller acknowledging that it was safe to do so:

  1. U.S. Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Iron Complex Fire: On July 25, 2008, the U.S. Forest Service failed to prevent a fire fighter from standing approximately 30 feet away from a faller cutting a 122 foot long tree. The fire fighter was struck by a falling tree and sustained fatal injuries.

ABATEMENT VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Date By Which Violation Must be Abated:                           07/25/2009


Citation 1 Item 3     Type of Violation: Serious

29 CFR 1910.266(i)(5)(iv): The employer did not ensure that each current and new employee can properly and safely perform the work tasks and operate the tools, equipment, machines, and vehicles used in their job:

  1. U.S. Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Iron Complex Fire: The U.S. Forest Service failed to adequately train fire fighters who were assigned to work as fellers in a new work environment removing danger trees.

ABATEMENT VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Date By Which Violation Must be Abated:                           07/25/2009


Citation 1 Item 4     Type of Violation: Serious

29 CFR 1960.8(a): The agency head did not furnish places and conditions of employment that were free from recognized hazards that were causing or were likely to cause death or serious physical harm in that immediate medical services were not available to employees with critical injuries, within a reasonable time:

  1. U.S. Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Iron Complex Fire: The Forest Service failed to provide adequate medical service to a critically injured fire fighter. Nearly three and a half hours elapsed from the time of the initial injury to the time that the employee was pronounced dead, and the employee still had not reached a hospital.

ABATEMENT VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Date By Which Violation Must be Abated:                           08/07/2009


Citation 2 Item 1     Type of Violation: Willful

29 CFR 1960.29(d): The agency did not provide a copy of the investigative report required by this section, including interviews of employees and witnesses, to the Secretary or her authorized representative:

  1. U.S Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Iron Complex Fire: The U.S. Forest Service refused to provide copies of employee witness interview statements, which were requested on at least three different occasions by authorized representatives of the Secretary of Labor.

ABATEMENT VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Date By Which Violation Must be Abated:                           07/25/2009

 


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